Pop Rocks: Admit It, the New Man of Steel Trailer Is Pretty Badass
I've been on the fence about the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, pretty much since it was announced. I mean, Bryan Singer's Superman Returns was -- minus the airplane rescue -- such a colossal disappointment, it's hard to imagine any subsequent efforts being worse.
But if anyone was up to the task of going even lower than Singer, it was Zack Snyder, whom you may remember from scenes like this.
The third trailer dropped last Tuesday, expanding on the previous efforts (which I refer to as "Married to the Sea") and showing us something sorely lacking from Singer's effort: awesomeness.
Here, just watch the damn thing:
To me, it's hitting a lot of the notes Singer completely flubbed. When Christopher Nolan's name was attached to this, I know people were worried we'd be getting a "dark, gritty" version of Supes, but that doesn't look to be the case here. Superman has always been an idealist, appealing to our better natures (and leaving Batman to explore the dark side).
And Returns was too much of a love letter to the Donner version, from ripping off the opening titles to aping the music. It would've been subpar even without the "Superbaby" subplot and Lex Luthor's nonsensical scheme ("I'm going to flood the Earth's coastlines and create a new continent with no arable land or means of sustaining itself! Genius!").
Seriously, there's some good stuff here.
I still have my doubts about Snyder, but if Nolan was involved in this enough, and with that cast, this may be pretty cool indeed. We'll know in a few months.